Ground turmeric is made from the dried, underground rhizomes of Curcuma longa, which belongs to the ginger plant family.
This ancient Asian spice was used as a cheaper substitute for saffron in Persia, where holy garments were coloured with it.
Used to colour many types food, turmeric is one of the basic curry spices. It tastes refreshing and slightly peppery.
Curcumin, responsible for turmeric's yellow colour, which is one of the most researched plant-based substances. It is antibacterial and an antioxidant.
Studies suggest that curcumin also exhibits anti-inflammatory action, inhibits the growth of certain tumours and has other potential health benefits.
Turmeric has been used as food, cosmetic and medicine in India for centuries.
Hindu brides still apply a paste containing turmeric as a face mask to achieve a subtle glow.
Several modern anti-ageing and skin-brightening cosmetics contain turmeric. Many believe that regular use will result in velvety, fair and healthy skin.
We have used ground turmeric in our Brazened Honey fresh face mask for its skin brightening and antioxidant properties.